Hiker falls on Lookout Mountain, flown to Erlanger in critical condition

Hiker falls on Lookout Mountain, flown to Erlanger in critical condition

June 30th, 2013 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

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LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Tenn. - Emergency responders rescued a man who fell about 50 feet while hiking at Sunset Rock on Sunday, according to a news release.

EMS personnel received the call around 1:30 p.m. The victim was about half a mile down the Lookout Mountain trail. According to rescue personnel, it took awhile to get the victim out of the trail.

The 30-year old male sustained critical injuries and was flown by LifeForce to Erlanger Medical Center around 3:30 p.m. in critical condition, the release stated.

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